Gov Umaru Bago eulogises IBB at 82, describes him as a living legend
Niger State Governor, Hon. Mohammed Umaru Bago, has described the former military President, Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, as a living legend as he turns 82.
In a birthday message signed by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Mal. Bologi Ibrahim, Governor Umaru Bago said the former military president was a true patriot and nationalist who has made a tremendous impact in shaping the nation's history and sacrificed for the survival and unity of Nigeria.
He observed that the doggedness and resolve of the octogenarian in nation-building were crucial to the stability and unity as well as the development of the country.
According to the governor, the policies and programmes of the elder statesman during his regime as the military president of the country between 1985 and 1993 are still standing strong long after his active service to the nation.
The governor emphasised that Gen. Babangida, as a strategist and courageous leader with a wealth of knowledge and expertise in governance, diplomacy, and public service, has remained a beacon of hope and a source of inspiration for generations to come.
"Congratulations to a living legend. Your decades of sacrifices and selfless acts of bravery and courage have made you a reference point for development in Nigeria.
"No doubt your exemplary leadership qualities are worthy of emulation because they have contributed to nation-building.
"May Allah grant you good health and strength to continue to provide the wise counsel and advice desired for the growth and development of the state in particular and the nation at large", he said.